We’re bringing Ben Elton’s brilliant work ‘Popcorn’ to our stage in 2021, directed by Ashley Weidner.
Ben Elton’s wrote the novel and play was sparked by the controversy of Oliver Stone’s Tarantino-scripted film Natural Born Killers over whether watching a violent film can make people commit violent acts.
Elton sets his story in the Hollywood mansion of film director Bruce Delamitri just before and after he wins an Oscar for his film about a young couple who go on a killing spree. He has firmly rejected any responsibility for the actions of the Mall Murderers, a young couple who are killing people in a similar fashion to the characters in his movie.
However the real-life murderers break into Delamitri’s house on Oscar night and reveal that they are huge fans of his movies and they want the world to know about it.
First time director Ashley Weidner makes his way to Powderkeg for the first time to bring Elton’s funny, gripping and genuinely thought provoking piece to the Sunshine stage.
Tickets on sale soon!
We’re excited to announce our August 20212 production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Samuel Chappel
The Pillowman tells the story of Katurian, a writer of short stories that often depict violence against children, who has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders.
When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to being executed but attempts to save his stories from destruction. The play contains both narrations and re-enactments of several of Katurian’s stories.
We welcome to Sunshine for the first time, award winning director Samuel Chappel for a season opening August 2021.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette
Our annual family show is back for 2021!
Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.
When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.
Charlotte’s Web is considered a classic of children’s literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. The book is listed as the best-selling children’s paperback of all time.
Every year our family show, with kids and adults performing gets bigger and bigger and this year will be bigger than ever. Season opening November 2021.